The Law Reform Commission is seeking submissions from interested parties on a range of possible reforms that would affect how the Financial Regulator and other regulatory bodies conduct their work

Criminalising reckless trading and allowing for deferred prosecutions for corporations suspected of criminal behaviour, are among the topics being can(...)

John and Marie Stoker, parents of Robert Stoker, leaving the coroner’s inquest in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John Kelly

A coroner’s decision that an unborn child who died when her pregnant mother was involved in a car crash is entitled a death certificate, has been with(...)

Michael Lowry: The Moriarty tribunal found that Lowry, as minister for communications, took money from businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Courts Collins

The argument that Ireland would be a better place if Michael Lowry was not in our national parliament is a strong one. It is not just that he has sho(...)

Indian barrister Colin Gonsalves has said the Irish courts are ‘timid, pessimistic and slow’ when it comes to vindicating human rights.

The Irish courts are “timid, pessimistic and slow” when it comes to vindicating human rights that are supported by the Constitution, a leading Indian (...)

Conor McGregor celebrates after his first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight on December 12th, 2015 in Las Vegas. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Getty Images

A decision by mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, to take a case against the Sunday World claiming breach of priva(...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri: expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young Irish Muslims. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has resigned from the Irish Council of Imams because of a lack of confidence in it. Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri, imam of the Al-Mustafa I(...)

Judges designated to oversee the operation of laws allowing the bugging of telephones and the collection of communications data by the Irish authorities usually do their work in one or two days each year. Photograph: Thinkstock

Judges designated to oversee the operation of laws allowing the bugging of telephones and the collection of communications data by the Irish authoriti(...)

NewsBrands Ireland welcomed the decision of the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald  to establish a review of the legislative system whereby journalists’ phone records have been accessed. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The accessing of journalists’ phone records by State agencies breaches the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by the European Convention on Hu(...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

Michael Lowry: The ‘Lowry tapes’ contained ‘as good an admission of criminal wrongdoing as one would ever hope to find’, according to counsel for the DPP. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has been saying for some time now that the mostly tax-related criminal charges against him make no sense given that he has (...)